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Picture taken by me in the street of Calum Colvin work. No rights reserved by me.

A couple of years ago there was a bit of a stooshie about the size of the banner image on EdWeb.¬† It was too big, people said, it took up too much of the screen, the prime web ‘real estate’.

Here’s an example:
http://www.ed.ac.uk/staff

The design team held their ground, but text won the day on the home page.

I notice now that the University owns a number of new sites which seem to be nothing BUT a huge image on the front page.

Some examples:
https://global.ed.ac.uk/
http://www.stcecilias.ed.ac.uk/

It’s quite hard to find any content¬† on some of them. Some scrolling and clicking required.

We are currently carrying out an audit of the wild-west that is our web estate, I wonder what else will be discover-ed.

 

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